Government favors distribution: Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are licensed and first obtained by high-priority groups
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In Australia, the launch of the Covid 19 vaccine was moved until mid-to-late February, with the Morrison government expecting to collect the vaccination by March for four million people.
Australia expects to complete the approval of Pfizer’s vaccine by the Medicinal Products Administration by the end of January, after which it will take up to two weeks to ship and up to a week for batch processing. In February, AstraZeneca’s vaccine is scheduled to be approved. Morrison set out a process to begin vaccination, with high-priority groups including 700,000 frontline health staff, border guards, hotel quarantine, elderly and disabled treatment, and elderly and disabled care tenants becoming the first recipients. Australia’s coronavirus news live: vaccinations start mid-to late-February as positive Queensland test quarantine workersRead moreMorrison said Australia is going to start with 80,000 vaccinations per week and intends to raise that amount by the end of March to vaccinate four million citizens. Australians over the age of 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 55, health care professionals, younger adults with pre-existing health problems and emergency service workers are the second group of six million recipients. People aged 50 to 59 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 to 54 are the third group to be vaccinated. The fourth level would consist of the majority of the adult population, while the last to receive the vaccine will be children under 18, if approved. Health Minister Greg Hunt said the vaccination would be “free, universal and completely voluntary. But on Thursday, Morrison revealed that states and territories “need to achieve national continuity in public health regulations He said that “He said states and territories have yet to decide ” states and territories have yet to decide. Asked how to reconcile this with previous assurances that the vaccine would be voluntary, Morrison replied, “Asked how this could be reconciled with earlier assurances that the vaccine would be voluntary, Morrison replied, ”
But there is an important debate on public health and safety that needs to be held with the public health-responsible states and territories. The comments leave open the possibility that the vaccine could be required by states, but Morrison rejected that as “The comments leave open the possibility that states could mandate the vaccine, but Morrison dismissed that as ” “On Thursday, Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, reaffirmed that the vaccine will be free and that there are “no barriers,” such as out-of-pocket costs. Labor leader Anthony Albanese called for an accelerated implementation of the Covid 19 vaccine on December 23 after it was approved by the Administration of Therapeutic Goods – a call that was later repeated around the political species In Melbourne, Andrews told reporters that he supports all pre-flight checks for passengers and that crew should be regarded as “returned travelers,” meaning that they must be screened at least before a negative co-flight test is carried out.